Category Archives: Business

Beat ya to it Joel!

Ah, imitation, the sincerest form of flattery Now Joel, just because I posted my demand curve doesn't mean you have to post yours. Ah, only kidding. Actually it's good to see some data from a more established business. I definitely … Continue reading

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Demand Curve for Java Software Components

I'm going to give some insider information. When I was starting up my components business I found it nearly impossible to get an data on what my sales would look like. So now that I've had a couple of years … Continue reading

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Be the Best Available

There are only two (profitable) markets. The cheapest available and the best available. Play the middle ground and you play to lose. Seth hits the mark again. Imagine how much it would have been to hire this guy before blogs? … Continue reading

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Make $97 With One Blog Post

If Jonathan can give away free servers, then I can give away free licenses! I've been inspired by Sun's T2000 promotion to try something like it myself. Here's the deal. You blog about one of our products, after trying the … Continue reading

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Credit Card Fraud

Every business has “shrinkage”. Stock levels mysteriously reduce. Inventories decline overnight. Products grow legs. You'd think that the software business is different. “There's nothing physical to lift!” you say. Not true. If you're thinking of selling software via the web, … Continue reading

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Bug Bounty: ThinkGeek Gift Certs!

When you find a bug in a purchased Ricebridge product, you will get a $15 ThinkGeek Gift Certificate. A lot of software shops talk about quality. A lot of people really want to build quality software. But nobody wants to … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic!

The worst thing you can do as a website owner is to constantly make lots of little changes. The best thing you can do as a website owner is to constantly make lots of little changes. You need to know … Continue reading

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Business Training Wheels

The New York Java Consultant (Solomon Duskis) notes that we seem to be starting businesses pretty young in Ireland. That's quite ironic since all the “I sold stuff as a kid before I made my millions” stories that I've ever … Continue reading

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Stay Negative and Succeed

When I started my business I never used to hear “no”. Now I hear “no” all the time, and I’m much happier. As you get deeper into running your own business you change. You start to understand the business advice … Continue reading

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A Big Little Idea

Send your customers a hand-written thank you note. It's as simple as that. I'm a regular reader of Duct Tape Marketing, and I think John Jantsch is really on the ball. If you run a business, go check him out. … Continue reading

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